I remember watching Patricia Heaton with a classic case of extreme Mom Brain on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." As I waited for the clip to load, I thought, "No way this is happening to me ..."
Christina Montoya Fiedler: Simple math, Euros to American dollars, might as well have been rocket science for poor Patricia. The clip sent a shiver down my spine as I completely identified with her. I couldn't answer the questions either -- I had Mom Brain, too.
I realized then that while my son is now one, I've felt like this on a regular basis since the day he was born. Ask what his percentiles were at his last doctor's appointment and I'll rattle them off. Ask me when my anniversary is ... and I swear I might stumble. (For the record, it's November 12.)
Left my sunglasses on the roof of my car (twice), resulting in buying cheap pairs in bulk.
Put a tub of ice cream in the fridge and a package of pasta in the freezer.
Went to Starbucks, bought coffee, and left the coffee on the counter, and didn't realize until I was back in the car with the keys in the ignition.
Stocked the diaper bag with diapers for a long trip, but managed to forget my wallet.
If you're feeling remotely like me right now, you're not alone. Most moms experience a form of Mom Brain or momnesia at some point in their children's life. It doesn't matter if you're a MENSA member or a valedictorian. It happens. It's like motherhood pushes out all other information to make room for important mommy-related facts and figures.
Now where was I? Oh yeah. I have Mom Brain.
|Christina Montoya Fiedler resides in Los Angeles, CA, with husband Andy and her son Joseph. She juggles baby and work from home as a freelance publicist and attributes her strong love for life and sense of humor to her loving familia.|